LNG Canada has chosen a partnership of three firms to construct a new wharf at Rio Tinto’s Kitimat smelter operation.
BAM International, JJM Construction, and Manson Construction will build the new facility which will replace the existing Rio Tinto Terminal B used for import and export of smelter goods.
The existing terminal wharf needs to be relocated due to the planned LNG Canada export terminal, a joint venture led by Shell.
The wharf will be 60 metres by 320 metres, include a berth for barges, and require 400 steel piles to build over an estimated 1.5 years.
Construction on the $140 million wharf is subject to LNG Canada making a positive final investment decision on its liquefied natural gas project.